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NOVEMBER 6 2011

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TILDA SWINTON ON A MOTHER’S FAILURE TO LOVE HER CHILD

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Mother, nanna, stripper: who was Jazzy O? Murdered grandmother Johanna Martin was a 65-year-old stripper. But she was so much more, writes Neil McMahon. JOHANNA Martin’s funeral was appropriately moving. ‘‘She’s back with Dad now,’’ said her son Wayne, both his parents gone within a few years of each other. Grandchildren embraced and wept, family memories unfolded on a video screen and tribute was paid to Martin’s generosity of spirit. It was all as a send-off should be, but also jarring for what was not said. There was no mention of how she died, and no mention of what she did. And among the mourners, sex industry workers shared the grieving with siblings who had just lost their mother.

TV cash for Bali drug boy likely to anger Indonesia THE family of the 14-year-old boy on drug charges in Bali has sealed a six-figure deal with Nine Entertainment Co to tell the story of his arrest and trial. Sources told The Sunday Age last night that the deal, worth between $200,000 and $300,000, includes coverage across 60 Minutes, Nine News, and Nine Entertainment Co’s ACP magazines. News of the deal is likely to anger Indonesian prosecutors and judges, and could impede attempts to have the boy released. The payout could breach Australian laws against profiting from criminal offences.

Nine’s managing director, Jeffrey Browne, finalised the deal and it was signed off by the CEO, David Gyngell. A 60 Minutes team may be flying to Bali on Wednesday to film the boy and his family – anticipating he will be released on Friday. Celebrity publicist Grant Vandenberg, who also represents Alan Jones, Russell Crowe and the recently released Justice Marcus Einfeld, managed the deal, signed on Thursday. News Ltd’s Sunday newspapers said 60 Minutes intended to ‘‘unmask’’ the boy as naive, who only survived the ordeal with the support of his parents. REBECCA RICHARDSON

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Revealed: secret plan to cut nurse numbers MICHAEL BACHELARD THE Baillieu government has developed a secret plan to goad the state’s nurses into industrial action so it can force them into arbitration, cut nurse numbers and replace them at hospital bedsides with low-skilled ‘‘health assistants’’. The secret government document outlines an aggressive approach to achieving its policy — by deliberately frustrating pay negotiations — prompting claims from the nurses’ union secretary Lisa Fitzpatrick of ‘‘duplicity’’. A cabinet-in-confidence submission, signed by Health Minister David Davis in May and leaked to The Sunday Age, confirms that the government had detailed plans to cut the annual

nursing budget by $104 million. Mr Davis did not return repeated calls from The Sunday Age, so it is not known whether cabinet endorsed the strategy. In order to make the savings, the government planned to make nurse-patient ratios — currently one nurse is rostered on for every four patients — more flexible; replace some nurses with lowpaid, low-skilled ‘‘health assistants’’; reduce the ratio of university-qualified nurses on wards; and introduce shorter shifts and split shifts. Mr Davis’s submission reveals that in return for these cuts, which amount to 4 per cent of the nurses’ wage budget, nurses would get a pay rise of just 3.5 per cent per year. Police recently received a 4.7 per cent pay rise.

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See the full document at www.theage.com.au The government appears determined to pursue its policy despite its submission acknowledging that interstate nurses ‘‘receive significantly higher pay rates’’ than Victorian nurses. Negotiations for the new

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Martin had lived her 65 years with gusto, and she died widely loved – a mother, a grandmother, a widow, a joyous soul, and a millionaire who had made her own way. Upon news of her violent death, Melbourne gawped, but only briefly. A doting mum and grandma she may have been, but Martin had another life. As Jazzy O, she was a legend of the city’s sex trade. Perhaps she was also its victim, having been found wrapped in a blanket and dumped in bushes in Port Melbourne on October 11, apparently strangled and beaten. It was titillating but grubby, and little attention has been paid to her passing in the weeks since. Police say they are pursuing ‘‘an avenue’’ of inquiry, but say no arrest is imminent. Sex industry workers wonder if the murder of one of their own is being given less than top priority, and there is talk of women leaving the industry in fear. Martin’s family and friends have had to deal with public exposure of a secret life about

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